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, comprehensive history "rolling stone" magazine and a novel he transposed. robert is a native of houston attended university of texas at austin. please join me in welcoming robert draper. [applause] nice to see you. i thought we might start broad. are we better off than we were two years ago? [laughter] >> i really have to answer that question? it's a question that needs answering? >> it does. >> unit of measurement to democrats produces different from that which the republicans would use. a speaker john boehner has said over and overcome in the past record lows speaks ill of this congress are not imposing new regulations are increasing taxes. that's one way of looking at it. the way most people look at it i tested two bytes record of popularity approval rating is that this is a congress that has been defined by dysfunction in gridlock, a congress in which half a loaf has never been better than none. there were compromises really seem to be a foreign policy, naming a policy for him to the world's great deliberative body. >> you actually think that people are granted 2010 it got elected or the peo
's a proud graduate of prairie view a&m university in texas, in the surrounding area of houston, prairie view, texas. he has a great heritage and connectedness to the black power movement, and he's a good combination of peace, gentleness, firmness, leadership and courage. and i might say that he was a man for these times. just as the bible dictated thattester was a woman for her -- that esther was a woman for her time. our chairman of the congressional black caucus found his role in a number of challenges that we faced. and if i might paraphrase a biblical story, hopefully i have it nearly right, but i call this chairman a modern day joseph, who was able to wear the multicolor coat, representing constituencies from different backgrounds and going to represent his people in a foreign land. chairman cleaver would go to places where others had not gone or raise his voice to issues that were unpopular and he did so with the consensus and collaboration of the astute and committed members of the congressional black caucus. i went to his district, as many of us did. we're proud to see the affection
their own restrictions. this is how it works in houston, which has no zoning. half of the residential neighborhoods have restrictions. if you live in a neighborhood without restrictions, you are allowed to petition neighbors, and if 75% agree, you can write covenants and restrictions for your neighborhood. if the developer says we think your neighborhood would be more valuable if we changed it, and we will pay you to change, you can vote to do that. that happens all the time. you get an evolutionary system that responds to demand, rather than government winds and fads. >> your thoughts about the federal housing administration, where nearly for 80 years, they have maintained a stable housing market, helping lower and middle-income families enter the housing market through government assistance. guest: that is true in places without wind use restrictions, the when you have something like the fha subsidizing housing prices, you're creating more instability. host: how do they subsidized it? guest: by providing lower interest rate loans than the private market might provide, which means to
about. the population's going. or houston the impact. it's just not in their thought process to think that they have a problem with unemployment or housing. detroit, columbus, other places have it. parts of massachusetts have it. other parts of massachusetts don't. so i think this has to be very localized and figure out how you solve that. so it's going to be tight until we get rules figured out and then you bring in private capital. but i'm not sure that's all together a bad thing but i think we have a lot more granular by-city or by-community to figure out what the answer should be. >> turning now to the customer relationship and how it's changing in response to the very dramatic developments in the bank and developments over the last several years so, first of all, i was delighted to hear about your efforts regarding home buyer -- over the past few years people need to understand what they are getting into when they make this enormous commitment but let me ask you about the change in the different potential change. it was reported a couple weeks ago in one news article that i saw
and to your family, you did more than ok. to the asian american community in houston, texas, and texas, i want you to know this hero spoke volumes for what america is all about. that no matter where we come from, we can stand equally under the sun. he thought of that and his beloved hawaii, as his final words, not only in representing hawaii, aloha, but to america. we love you and goodbye. senator, we love you and goodbye. what a great champion, what a great warrior for peace and one who represented all of us so well. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from south carolina is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, today the house will vote on the national defense authorization act for 2013. congratulations to house armed services committee chairman buck mckeon and committee staff direct
know what you think about the fiscal cliff. we will talk to chris in houston. you are on c-span. caller: i wish boehner and the republicans -- i am a libertarian, but i take the side of the conservative republicans on the fiscal talks. i just wish that john boehner and mitch mcconnell would have some more backbone and the tables and say we heard. read about blaming republicans, and boehner said it on the senate floor, but they need to come to the podium today or tomorrow and say senator reid, we recently passed two bills are sitting on the fiscal cliff cristeta sitting on your desk and you have the audacity to blame republicans. i think they're both to blame someone. reid a little more so. we see what happens. obama has led this country. he is about to lead us into another debt downgrade. it should be evident to see what happens when you let partisan democrats like harry reid and nancy pelosi call the shots. >> marty, you are calling on the democrat line. what is your reaction? caller: the president needs to get the republicans come back in from christmas holiday. >> what do you think i
are not done with you yet. i went and did the audition for the houston grand opera and the offer me a contract right away. from that moment forward, everything changed. was that same moment of hearing that recording when everything changed down that moment of thinking that it was all over. my friends said to me during this silence, don't you miss singing? isn't it terrible for you? i would good concert tour sees all my colleagues and it would be hard. i was always fine. i say that with the utmost honesty. i always thought, if this is what i'm supposed to do, fortunately i come from this incredible group. i come from this incredible, strong lineage of incredible matriarchs, these women who does have to soldier on in spite of everything in my note mother had her work to cutout for her. >> she sounds like an early tiger mom. you guys have dinner ready on the table and one of the children would present oral reports. thursday's was music might when you would perform gospel and popular music was banned in the house. you said, she did not want her babies to be walking the streets. "she was terribly c
that are important and deserve members' support. for example, senator she houston's bill to obtain abortions in military hospitals in case of rape and incest rights a terrible wrong, but we must take great care. we have the tools to deal with those who would attack us. we do not need to surrender our liberty. because of this moment us challenge to the founding principles of the united states that no person may be deprived of liberty without due process of law, this bill should be rejected. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. mckeon: i yield, mr. speaker, two minutes to my friend and colleague, the vice chairman of the armed services committee and chairman of the subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities, the gentleman from texas, mr. thornberry. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for two minutes. mr. thornberry: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank the chairman, the ranking member and all the staff members for getting us here. unfortunately, it is all
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